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Trump Describes His First-Ever Meeting With Kim As ‘Really Fantastic’

Singapore(PTI): US President Donald Trump today described his first-ever historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "really fantastic" and said they have agreed to "sign" an unspecified document after their "very positive" summit, aimed at normalising ties and complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Trump and Kim met and shook hands at Capella Singapore hotel in Singapore's Sentosa...

China’s Communist Party Asks Members To Give Up Religion

Beijing (PTI): In a controversial move, China's ruling Communist Party has directed its nearly 90 million members to shun religion for maintaining party unity, warning that religious belief is a "redline" for the cadres and those who resist would be punished. The head of China's top religious affairs regulator said that party members should not seek value and faith in religion...

China Asks India To Withdraw Troops From Doklam

Beijing (PTI): China today said it has conveyed its firm stand to India that it must take "concrete actions" by immediately pulling back troops from Doklam in the Sikkim section with "no strings attached" to resolve the current standoff. Providing the details of the July 28 meeting between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi for the first...

US Wants India And China To Have Dialogue On Doklam Issue

Washington (PTI): The US today said it wants India and China to have a dialogue over the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim section. India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area. "It's a situation that we...

China Begins Commercial Production Of Drone That Rivals US MQ-9 Reaper

Beijing (PTI): China has started commercial production of its CH-5 Rainbow drone, touted to be a rival to the US unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper, which could attack targets on the ground. Wang Song, an associate professor with the school of aeronautic science and engineering at China's Beihang University, said the first flight of a mass-produced CH-5 Rainbow, a heavy military...

When Netaji Subhash Set Up Azad Hind Provisional Government 74 Years Ago In Singapore!

New Delhi(PTI): On this day 74 years ago, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had announced the establishment of the provisional government of Azad Hind in occupied Singapore in 1943. Known as Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind, it was supported by the Axis powers of Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, the Italian Social Republic, and their allies. The revered freedom fighter had launched a struggle to...

US Will Not Allow China To ‘Coerce’ Nations In Asia: Trump Administration

Washington(PTI): The US will not allow China to "bully" or "coerce" nations in Asia, a senior Trump administration official has said, amidst Beijing flexing its muscles in the region. The Trump administration has made clear that the US wants a "productive" relationship with China, and the two countries must work to manage and resolve differences, Susan Thornton, Acting Assistant Secretary...

Bomb targeting police kills 11 in Pakistan

At least 11 people, including security personnel, were killed and 20 others injured today in a bomb blast near a checkpost in northwestern Pakistan. The explosion occurred near the vehicle of line officer Nawab Shah in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal region, police said. The explosive device was planted in a motorbike, it said. The dead include police, civilians and at least...

US Designates Indian-Origin ISIS Militant As Global Terrorist

Washington(PTI): The US today designated Indian- origin Islamic State militant from Britain Siddhartha Dhar along with a Belgian-Moroccan citizen as global terrorists and imposed sanctions on them, the State Department said. Dhar, a British Hindu who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Abu Rumaysah, had skipped police bail in the UK to travel to Syria with his...

Israel: PM Narendra Modi in world most secured suite eats Gujrati Food

Jerusalem: PM Narendra Modi is staying in suite of world most secured hotel,King David Hotel.The hotel is designed to secure against bomb attacks, chemical attacks and any kind of threats. Even if the entire hotel will be bombed still the Modi's suite will be untouched and he can come down in a pod safely. The hotel have cleared 110 rooms...

Sundar Pichai Appointed To Alphabet Board Of Directors

San Francisco (PTI): Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai has been appointed to the board of directors of Alphabet, the search giant's parent company has said. "Sundar has been doing a great job as Google's CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and I am excited that he is joining the Alphabet board," Larry...

Rio Olympic Committee Chairman Carlos Nuzman Arrrested By Brazil Police On Corruption Charges

Rio De Janeiro in Brazil(AFP): Brazilian police arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's hosting of the 2016 Games. Twenty federal police agents swept into Rio de Janeiro's upscale Leblon neighborhood in an early morning operation to arrest 75-year-old Carlos Nuzman. The Rio 2016 committee's chief operating officer...

Obama Warns Of Social Media Dangers, In Interview With Prince Harry

London(AFP): Former US President Barack Obama told Britain's Prince Harry he was concerned social media was "corroding civil discourse", in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired today. "One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities," he told the prince, who was guest editing BBC Radio 4's...

Maldives ex-president Nasheed leaves for UK for urgent medical treatment

Mohamed Nasheed, the former Maldivian president serving a 13-year jail sentence on terror charges, today left for London for urgent surgery after a brief stop over in Sri Lanka, his party has said. Nasheed, 48, arrived here on January 18 after he was released by the Maldivian government to seek medical treatment in the UK following an international intervention. "He left...